Edinburgh is an attractive, captivating city from every angle. Castle in Edinburgh is reason enough to visit, and give yourself several hours to explore, take the guided tours and really appreciate the history of it all. Walk the Royal Mile and Princes Street, there are plenty of restaurants, shops and places to load up on kilts and whisky.
The romantic getaway in Scotland will not be complete without the Highlands. Enjoy the dramatic peaks, picturesque meadows, streams and scenic trails.
There is a visitor center with all sorts of info and displays on the area and its history at Glencoe Village. At Fort William you should be sure to check out the West Highland Museum and the Ben Nevis Distillery.
In the Highlands you may enjoy: exploring castles (for example, Carnasserie & Eilean Donan Castle); Highlands boat cruises - Loch Shiel & Loch Ness for scenic views, history & wildlife; scenic drives - the Road to the Isles (A830) from Ft. William to Mallaig is incredible; strolling through Picturesque Villages (Plockton & Loch Carron are gorgeous); scenic hikes (lots of possibilities just east of Glencoe on the A82).
The choice of guest houses in the Highlands is one of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in Scotland.
Scotland’s romantic restaurants – you may enjoy a fun dinner & Scottish music and dance show. The Highlands is actually quite close from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Glencoe that is located in the heart of the Highlands is 110 km (68 miles) from Edinburgh. And Glasgow is Glencoe, just 95 km (59 miles).
Skye & Arran
Isle of Skye offers you a taste of the wild and remote "Islands of the Highlands". Spectacular scenery, expansive views of the Atlantic, and some seaside villages immersed in centuries-old gaelic culture.
Of course, one of the most secluded and romantic retreats in Scotland has to be on the Waternish Penninsula.
Arran is close from the Scottish mainland, and makes a great day trip from Glasgow. And the east and south coast of the Isle of Arran particularly attractive, with green rolling hills, sheep and the ocean around every corner.
St. Andrews is the home of golf. Lots of golf vacations in Scotland feature St. Andrews, and it's a fine stop on a romantic vacation in Scotland too. And if you do not like golf you may explore downtown St. Andrews.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are the major air gateways in Scotland, and you can fly into them from many different points in North America and Europe.